Our Search Process

For over 30 years, Marcus & Associates has established a proven track record of giving our healthcare and Life Sciences clients a competitive advantage in building exceptional leadership teams through the recruitment of world-class scientific, clinical, technical, commercial and corporate talent – including mission-critical executive officers, fast-track rising stars, industry-leading functional experts and numerous drivers of excellence. Our clients believe that achieving the best results begins with recruiting the right people. Our teams are focused on meeting each of our client’s individual cultural and business needs. With a full range of solutions, we give you the flexibility you want at the pace you need.

Our clients’ satisfaction is demonstrated by their loyalty – our relationships with our longest-term clients span over 30 years and 95% of our work is repeat business, while 5% is business with new clients. We are consistently relied upon to fill key positions for our clients in the US and around the world. No preconceived notions or cookie cutter approaches are delivered – only carefully crafted solutions designed to achieve specific hiring goals and objectives. Our success is predicated on the fact that we mirror the organizations we support and listen and deliver the demanding needs of each client in a timely manner.

Overview of Steps in Our Search Process

It’s been over 30 years since Marcus & Associates was founded and hundreds of years of combined experience among our team — we have been around long enough to understand that no two searches are alike. Therefore, we create a customized search plan for each search. However, our experience has also enabled us to develop a time-tested, comprehensive and methodical process, which provides the framework for every search.

  • Needs Analysis and Development of Search Specifications
  • Candidate Recruitment and Initial Evaluations
  • Interviews and Final Candidate Selection
  • Research and Strategic Search Planning
  • Candidate Presentations and Interview Planning
  • Transition Strategy and Post-Employment Follow-Up

Marcus & Associates prides ourselves on providing highly flexible, responsive and personal service for every client. Our unique pay for performance approach means that results precede payment. This continually motivates us to provide the most efficient, highest quality, results-driven process. Within just the first 3-4 weeks, we produce a full selection of qualified and motivated candidates. We will design a complete project summary Method that will continue to be updated to help manage and prioritize candidate evaluation and selection. Depending on scheduling, we put our clients in a position to extend an offer to the candidate of choice on average of 8-12 weeks. Our ongoing services will extend through an offer to ensuring an acceptance by the candidate of choice. Many of our traditional retained search firm competitors require payment before results are delivered. Moreover, their service stops short of ensuring an acceptance.

Before you choose a recruiting firm, you should be comfortable with its search and selection process. If your recruiting firm relies primarily on the internet and/or an outdated database it is highly probable that you will not be able to secure the best talent to fit your needs. Marcus & Associates has the training and skills to proactively network, the relationships with industry leaders, the know-how to create a customized plan as well as the experience to apply a methodical and proven process refined throughout our over 30 years to deliver the best talent to fit your needs. Finding the right people for your key positions is incredibly important and hard work. Trust the professionals at Marcus & Associates to get it done the right way with a process that’s yielded thousands of success stories.

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